June 3, 2015
Given the spate of recent road-trip posts about our 2015 Jaguar F-Type R Coupe, with plenty more in the archives, I'm disinclined to give you the blow-by-blow of my trek to Temecula Valley wine country.
So I'll just observe that this car is recalibratingly fast.
And now I'll explain why I had to make up a word to describe it.
May 1, 2015
I've driven our long-term 2015 Jaguar F-Type R Coupe for an extended stretch over the last few weeks — about eight days combined — and at least four times, the car has refused to start on the first attempt. Nothing was mechanically wrong, but according to this little screen on the dash, the Smart Key was in a place where the Jaguar couldn't sense its presence. I like to call that place my front pocket.
March 5, 2015
One of the benefits of our long-term 2015 Jaguar F-Type R Coupe is the excellent 12-speaker Meridian sound system. The 770-watt system is a $1,200 option on the base, S and V8 S trims, but it comes standard on this 550-horsepower R Coupe beast, and man does it sound good.
January 15, 2015
Our 2015 Jaguar F-Type R Coupe has some unusual features: deployable air vents, insane power, nuclear orange paint, to name a few.
October 21, 2014
Now that, right there in the center of the instrument panel of the 2015 Jaguar F-Type R Coupe, is what you call a real gear indicator. It's surprising how many cars with automatic transmissions have tiny little gear readouts.
September 26, 2014
Our long-term 2015 Jaguar F-Type has a little secret under the dash. When the car is off, the vents are hidden away giving the interior a cleaner, sleeker look. Turn on the F-Type and the vents rise up from the center stack, which makes me feel like a superhero of some sort (or a super-villain if you prefer). It's a little bit like the Corvette's hidden USB port in that sense. Click through for a video clip.
July 23, 2014
Thanks to its tiny rear window, the blind spots in the truly magnificent 2015 Jaguar F-Type R Coupe are considerable. As in huge. As in I'm shocked that you have to buy the optional "Vision Pack" ($2,100 MSRP) to get blind-spot monitoring with reverse traffic detection.
The Vision Pack, which sounds like something you'd take on a spiritual quest, also includes adaptive front lighting, cornering lamps, intelligent high beams, front parking sensors and a rear backup camera. You will want these technologies if you expect to change lanes, parallel park or back out of a parking space.